Fostering Climate Resilience through Quality and Standards

On the occasion of World Quality Day 2023, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is excited to announce its new publication, Fostering Climate Resilience through Quality and Standards.

Climate change is a global challenge that quality and standards can help address. The interconnectedness of climate change and international trade presents an opportunity for countries to prevent catastrophic impacts. Moreover, adopting standards and good practices can benefit multiple spheres of life, including more sustainable and environmentally friendly industry practices, and can ultimately help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Meeting increasingly stringent quality, safety, health and environmental requirements is essential for competing in international markets. Some of these prerequisites for international trade participation include compliance with trade standards, testing methods and metrological practices, all of which can be met with a robust quality infrastructure system.

UNIDO prioritizes implementing fair trade, strong standards and enhancing sustainability across its technical cooperation, policy assistance, convening and normative dimensions as a means of alleviating poverty, improving human well-being and achieving climate justice. In pursuit of these goals, UNIDO works with national, regional and global actors to improve social and environmental sustainability. This work is well illustrated through its Global Quality and Standards Programme (GQSP), which aims at developing comprehensive solutions for common quality and standards related challenges.

Find out more about how UNIDO fosters climate resilience, particularly within the GQSP, in this new publicationprepared under the GQSP and funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).


Read the publication here.


For further information contact Dorina Nati, (d.nati [at]

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